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Stabilization and Rescue Struts
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G******** brothers and sisters and Happy New Year!!When confronted with a vehicle on it's side, many fire/rescue agencies are accustomed to using cribbing or ropes to stabilize a vehicle. This can…Continue

Tags: struts, extrication, rescue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Lasich Jan 2, 2010.

Wind Driven Fires
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Our department just had FDNY Chief Jerry Tracey (ret.) come down for a 3-day symposium on high-rise firefighting and wind driven fires. What a great program he put on! I look at 10 mph. windy days in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Lasich Dec 18, 2009.


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Charlotte Fire Department, NC
Fire Captain
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
23 years with Charlotte Fire Dept.;
Grad Student;Oklahoma State University; M.S. Fire & Emergency Management Program
B.S. Fire Science; University of Maryland University College; (Summa C** Laude)
A.A.S. Fire Protection Technology; Central Piedmont Community College
13 year volunteer firefighter
N.C. Fire Instructor Level II
N.C. Fire Officer Level III
N.C. Technical Rescuer Instructor
N.C. Trench and Confined Space Rescue Technician Instructor
V.P. Rescue North Carolina Technical Fire & Rescue Training Services
Rescue 3 International Swiftwater and Technical Rope Rescue Instructor
Member NASAR
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter I & II
Live Fire Training
Truck Company Operations
Firefighter Survival and RIT Operations
Technical Rope Rescue
Swiftwater Rescue
Confined Space Rescue
Trench Rescue
Areas of expertise:
Fire ground Tactics;
Truck Company Ops.
Engine Co. Ops.
Advanced Vehicle Extrication
Technical Rescue (Swiftwater, Boat ops., Confined Space, Trench, Lost persons)
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